Sunday, December 6, 2020
Second Sunday of Advent

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HTLC Advent Devotion for Friday, December 4, 2020

“Moreover, the Lord declares to you, David, that the Lord will make you a house. And your house and your kingdom’s hall shall be made forever before me; your throne shall be established forever.” 2 Samuel 7: 26

This is God’s promise to King David to make a royal house that lasts forever. This verse calls to mind two things: 1) God is the one doing the building; and 2) Forever is an exceedingly long time.

God does all the heavy lifting – in fact, God does all the lifting. My very salvation and redemption are gifts from God by grace. God delivers my daily bread as a gift given without condition. God promises to hear me when I pray, to comfort me when I am afraid, to be with me even to the end of time.

When God promises King David that his house will last forever, that promise extends down three thousand years to our time. While King David imagined building a temple for God as a dwelling place, God’s plan was to build a family, children of God redeemed by David’s descendent, Jesus. By building a kingdom out of a family of believers, God transformed David’s desire to build a place for believers to gather, into a community of believers (a priesthood) to scatter the good news of Jesus throughout the world. Thank you, Lord Jesus.

– Alan Ramsey

Let us pray: Thank you, God, for being holy and keeping your promises. Our hope is truly built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. Fill our hearts and lives with the desire the spread your good news. Come Lord Jesus. Amen

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